Reprinted from an HP press release:

HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced its latest entry-level workstation, the Intel Pentium 4-based HP Workstation xw4100, which is designed to provide customers with computational and visualization performance, reliability and support with an affordable manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $799.

The HP Workstation xw4100 uses the new Intel 875P high-performance chipset and it includes Intel Performance Acceleration Technology for enhanced system performance due to reduced memory access latencies. The workstation also is optimized for Intel Hyper-Threading Technology to efficiently run multiple applications simultaneously and to speed processor-intensive tasks.

The device’s innovative convertible mini-tower and tool-less chassis are designed to provide mechanical computer-aided engineering (MCAD/CAE), digital content creation (DCC), geographic information systems (GIS) and finance customers with the flexibility they need for their work environments. The versatile chassis allows the HP xw4100 to go easily from deskside to desktop and improves serviceability and heat management. The workstation also features a convenient front-access input/output panel and two USB v2.0 ports.

The affordably priced HP Workstation xw4100 delivers optimized performance and reliability with professional OpenGL and multi-display 2D graphics and application certifications for entry-level 2D and 3D MCAD and 2D animation, video editing and publishing users.

“HP workstations are intelligently engineered for high reliability, which should allow for excellent application performance while providing exceptional return on investment,” said Jim Zafarana, worldwide marketing manager, HP Workstation Global Business Unit. “The HP xw4100 delivers on that promise by offering customers unprecedented value and performance without compromising reliability.”

The HP Workstation xw4100 builds on HP’s industry lead in workstation performance set by the HP Workstation xw5000. The HP xw4100 takes uniprocessor compute power to the next level with faster processor front side bus speeds, greater memory bandwidth and Intel’s Performance Acceleration Technology.

The HP xw4100 supports Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP Professional, while support for the Red Hat Linux operating system is expected to be available in June.

HP works closely with leading software and hardware applications providers to test and certify their offerings on HP workstations. Applications certified for the HP Workstation xw4100 include, but are not limited to:

For MCAD users: Autodesk AutoCAD Inventor and Revit; Aveva CADCenter; Bentley MicroStation; CoCreate OneSpace; Dassault Catia V5; SolidWorks; SolidEdge; EDS PLM Solutions I-deas NX, EDS PLM Solutions Unigraphics NX, ICEM Surf; MSC.Patran PTC Pro/ENGINEER 2001 Windows; PTC Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire Linux.

For DCC users: Adobe Premiere and After Effects; Alias|Wavefront Studio and Maya; Avid Xpress DV; Canopus DV Storm2; Discreet 3D Studio MAX and Combustion; Matrox RT.x100; Media100 iFinish; NewTek Lightwave and Aura; Pinnacle Edition DV; Side Effects Houdini.

Pricing and Availability
The HP Workstation xw4100 has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $799. This model and the entire HP workstation product line are available directly from HP or through authorized HP resellers. Further details are available at http://www.hp.com/go/workstations.

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